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R e m o v a l s ,   S t o r a g e   a n d   I n t e r n a t i o n a l   S h i p p i n g
Importing Goods Into UAE
Importing Personal Effects
Shipments of household goods and personal effects
are allowed duty free entry, provided that they have
been owned and used prior to importation.
All necessary documentation must be completed and
submitted when requested, before your shipment is
dispatched. Please note that you must be in the country
in order to successfully complete all customs clearance
procedures. All books, CDs, videos, DVDs and magazines
are subject to physical inspection and should be packed
in to separate cartons and marked clearly.

Documentation
Britannia and our agents will assist you with completion
of customs formalities. To assist us with this please let   Transit Times
us have a copy of your passport (and visa if applicable).   Groupage or shared load consignments via Dubai usually
The required documentation will be supplied to you on       take 8 to 12 weeks door to door. However, this can vary
arrival. To avoid any potential additional charges and      depending on volumes being shipped, customs or
delays it is advisable that relevant forms are completed    immigration delays and prevailing weather conditions.
and returned promptly to our Agents.
                                                            Sole use containers usually take 5 to 6 weeks door
Prohibitions and Restrictions                               to door.
In general it is in your interest not to import the
following items.                                            Computer Tracking
■   Firearms & ammunition                                   Through satellite and computer technology we are able
■   Inflammable goods & substances                          to monitor the progress of your consignment.
■   Plants & plant material
■   Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise                    Bar Coding
■   Alcohol, narcotics and dangerous goods                  All Groupage consignments will be bar coded before they
■   Pornography                                             are loaded into the shipping container. This will ensure
                                                            that no items are left at origin.

                                                            Domestic Pets
                                                            Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of
                                                            animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from
                                                            home to home. They will coordinate all documentation
                                                            and necessary veterinary procedures.

                                                            Motor Vehicles
                                                            There are few countries outside the EU where it is
                                                            practical or possible to send motor vehicles. Your local
                                                            Britannia member will be able to guide you further on this.
                                                 Welcome To Britannia In UAE
Customs clearance
It normally takes 7 to 10 days for customs clearance and
delivery. The time taken to clear goods through customs
can be affected by Government policy, X-raying of goods,
physical inspection, volume of traffic and the levy of any
import duties or taxes. Charges raised by customs or
quarantine officials will be paid for by our Britannia
agents, who will seek reimbursement from yourselves
prior to delivery.


Britannia In UAE
Britannia has established a long standing and successful
relationship with a network of dedicated removers, who
                                                              Destination Services
will assist you with your destination services. Their full
                                                              Following customs clearance your consignment will be
contact details will be sent to you prior to the forwarding
                                                              delivered to your home, if you have paid for a door to
of your consignment. Our agents are part of our extended
                                                              door service, on a mutually convenient date. Goods will
Britannia family and we meet with them on a regular
                                                              be delivered into your new home and placed in the
basis to ensure high standards of service are maintained.
                                                              relevant rooms as directed by you.

                                                              Professionally wrapped and packed goods will be
Storage
                                                              unwrapped and cartons unpacked onto a flat surface.
Should you require storage prior to delivery this can be
arranged. You should expect to pay locally a one off          All used packing materials will be removed from site on
storage handling fee, plus a monthly storage charge.          the delivery day.
Please ensure that your marine insurance policy is            Although, there will be insurance implications, you do
extended for the period of the storage.                       retain the right not to have some or all items unpacked
                                                              or unwrapped should you so choose.

                                                              Insurance
                                                              Britannia Movers International is regulated by the Financial
                                                              Services Authority and accordingly are authorised to
                                                              provide fully comprehensive marine insurance cover.
                                                              An insurance pack will be forwarded to you if requested.

                                                              On Arrival
                                                              Britannia can offer advice and information on a variety of
                                                              aspects relating to living in UAE.
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YOUR MOVING GUIDE CHECKLIST
Well in advance                                                                         ■ Motor vehicles – If you are leaving or selling your
Have you done the following?                                                              vehicle in the UK you must notify the DVLA to avoid
                                                                                          complications. If you are shipping your vehicle
■ Booked your move date with Britannia
                                                                                          ensure all relevant paperwork is complete. Please
■ Ensured your removal plan fits with your schedule
                                                                                          ask Britannia for guidance on this matter
■ Discussed any potential changes with Britannia
                                                                                        ■ Driving Licence – Notify DVLA of your emigration
■ Made us aware of any items requiring extra care                                         and investigate driving licence requirements in
■ Made arrangements to ship your pets with a                                              your new country
  specialist company                                                                    ■ Currency Exchange* - Have you considered the
■ Booked your flights to your new country                                                 most efficient and cost effective way of
  (if applicable)                                                                         transferring your money to a new country?
■ Disposed of items not to be shipped                                                     Please ask us to provide you with a leaflet on our
                                                                                          special scheme for Britannia customers
In advance                                                                              ■ Do you need to have your mail forwarded to a
Have you notified the following of changes to your                                        friend/relative’s address in the UK?
personal details?                                                                       ■ Passports - Have you provided Britannia with
■ Telecoms provider (Mobile + Landline)                                                   copies of passports/visas (if required) for all family
■ Satellite company                                                                       members/people moving with you?
■ Electricity supplier
■ Gas/Oil supplier                                                                      Shortly before you go
                                                                                        Have you completed these final tasks?
■ Water company
                                                                                        ■ Disconnected all appliances
■ Local Council
                                                                                        ■ Defrosted and cleaned fridges and freezers
■ TV Licencing
                                                                                        ■ Cancelled all regular deliveries (papers/milk)
■ Bank & Mortgage providers
■ HP/Credit Cards/Loan Companies                                                        ■ Picked up all items from dry cleaners
                                                                                        ■ Ensured all vaccinations and medication have been
Have you considered the following?                                                        acquired from your GP
■ Doctor – Have you taken advice on transferring                                        ■ Checked drawers/trunks/lofts for any items that
  your medical records, or advice on medical care in                                      have been overlooked
  your new country?                                                                     ■ Taken down any curtains or blinds
■ Dentist/Optician – As above                                                           ■ Created a ‘do not remove’ area in the house for
■ Education – Transferred or obtained academic                                            personal baggage items not to be included in your
  records of your children and investigated                                               shipment such as handbags, keys, passports,
  educational services in your new country                                                tickets and all luggage
■ Insurance – Have you discussed your emigration                                        ■ Packed small valuables separately and left with
  with all of your insurance providers?                                                   essentials pile in a secure location e.g. jewellery,
■ Income Tax/National Insurance – Have you                                                watches, money etc.
  informed your local tax office of your emigration?                                    ■ Confirmed service meter readings and keep records
■ Pension(s) – Have you informed your Pension                                           ■ Switched off power and water supplies
  provider(s)?                                                                            (if necessary)


Tel: 0845 6006661                                                             www.britannia-movers.co.uk
* Britannia's currency exchange scheme is via our partners Currencies Direct - please ask for more details.

				
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